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Corsican (Schooner), U4922, aground, 21 Nov 1872

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The tug GARDNER has returned from the CORSICAN. The expedition was not a success. The vessel is abandoned to the underwriters.

The expedition which started for the schr. CORSICAN Sunday morning has returned, the wind and sea being too heavy to do anything to get her off.

The schr. RUSSELL DART is ashore near the CORSICAN, about 20 miles above Port Maitland.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 25, 1872 3-5

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THE SCHOONER CORSICAN ASHORE. - Saturday afternoon Captain Brown of the schooner CORSICAN, telegraphed Mr. A.F. Smith that the schooner was ashore twenty-one miles above Port Maitland, Lake Erie, but gave no particulars.
      Mr. Smith started immediately for the scene of the disaster, to see what assistance was necessary to relieve the vessel, but up to this time has not advised Captain Morgan, insurance agent, of the damage. The Corsican was
bound from Ogdensburg to Cleveland with a cargo of iron ore, and probably left the canal Friday with the rest of the fleet, but when she encountered the westerly gale ran back as far as the point stated, when she went on
during the snow storm. The schooner is owned by A.F. Smith and Captain Brown, and is insured for but $10,000, about $4,000 less than her value.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, November 25, 1872

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Port Colborne, Nov. 26. -- A tug and lighter leave here tonight to strip the wreck of the schooner CORSICAN, ashore near Port Dover. She went ashore on Friday night. She is loaded with iron ore and expected to be a total loss.
      Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, November 27, 1972
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The expedition to the rescue of the schr. CORSICAN, ashore above Port Maitland, returned yesterday without accomplishing anything, except that their stay at Grand River came near causing a famine. Poultry got very scarce. If the weather proves favorable another expedtion will be made up.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 7, 1872 3-7

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      The schr. CORSICAN which has been ashore all winter on the Canada side, loaded with ore was brought into Buffalo all safe at 8:00 this (Monday) morning. Capt's. Morey and Dimmick, marine inspectors had charge of the job.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 5, 1873 3-5

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      RAISED AND IN PORT. - The schooner CORSICAN which has been ashore all winter on the Canada side loaded with ore, was brought into Buffalo all safe at 8 o'clock last Monday morning. Capt's. Morey and Dimmick, Marine Inspectors had charge of the job.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Wednesday, May 7, 1873

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Schooner CORSICAN. U. S. No. 4922. Of 281 gross tons. Built Olcott, N.Y., 1862. 112.4 x 25.4 x 10.0. Sunk by collision on Lake Superior, 1893.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.7834 Longitude: -80.19966
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Corsican (Schooner), U4922, aground, 21 Nov 1872